Nihal Gonen-Yildirim Dr.

Breast Surgery
Dutch, English, Turkish, Norwegian, Danish

Core competencies

  • Oncoplastic breast surgery
  • Breast cancer diagnosis and management
  • Benign breast diseases
  • Breast conservation with oncoplastic techniques
  • Mammoplasty / Breast reduction for symmetry
  • Breast reconstructive surgery
  • Partial breast reconstruction with local flaps
  • Skin sparing and nipple sparing mastectomy
  • Immediate reconstruction with breast implants
  • Familial breast cancer surgery
  • Axillary surgery using sentinel node technique
  • Axillary lymphnode clearance


Dr. Nihal Gonen-Yildirim MD, FRCS (Eng) is a consultant Oncoplastic Breastsurgeon who has worked internationally in reputable hospitals in the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark and the United Kingdom.
She is a qualified General and Oncologic Surgeon from the Erasmus University Hospital in the Netherlands (2013). She specialised in Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery at the Oxford University Hospitals and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London where she obtained a wide range of oncoplastic and reconstructive breast surgery skills, including therapeutic mammoplasty, immediate breast reconstruction and lipomodelling. She worked as a consultant in highly respected institutes in the Netherlands, Norway and Denmark. Before joining the Mediclinic, Dr. Nihal Gonen-Yildirim was working as a consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at the Nottingham Breast Institute in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Nihal Gonen-Yildirim is actively involved in quality and service improvement audits and has contributed to several research projects and publications. She regularly attends national and international meetings and conferences to keep up to date to the latest developments in breast cancer treatment.
Throughout her experience, Dr. Nihal Gonen-Yildirim has become well-versed in collaborating across multi-disciplinary teams and organisations to deliver excellence of care. She is dedicated and continuously seeks to improve and widen her surgical knowledge and skills. Dr. Nihal Gonen-Yildirim believes that shared decision making is a very important aspect of breast cancer treatment. During her consultation she will guide and fully inform the patient of the options with the aim to achieve the best individual care.


MD, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
FRCS, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, UK
• Consultant Breast Surgeon - Nottingham Breast Institute-Nottingham, United Kingdom
• Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon - Sjaelland Universities Hospital- Roskilde, Denmark
• Senior Clinical Fellow / Honorary contract for clinical research-The Royal Marsden-NHS Foundation Trust - London, United Kingdom
• Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon - Oxford University Hospitals-NHS Foundation Trust - Oxford, United Kingdom


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